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Parents of small children who want to get some Christmas shopping done without having to tote their tykes around may have a way out of their dilemma Saturday â€” Howard College will babysit your little one.
And you'll be supporting a good cause, to boot.
The college's Student Government Association will offer the event, called â€śA Night Without Your Little Smiles,â€ť from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. Cost is $25 per child, said Marcia McNew, SGA advisior at HC.
Local comedy troupe Goondock Saints will be holding auditions Saturday at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater in preparation for an Austin performance slated for late January.
According to troupe spokesman Clay Vickers, the local comedy group is slated to perform at The Hideout Theater in Austin on Jan. 28, but the company of comedians is in need of other funny men and women to help round out the show.
The city of Big Spring's charter review committee may not be able to agree whether term limits, initiatives and referendums are a good idea for the municipality, but the board was unanimously in favor of putting the issue before Crossroads voters during Tuesday night's meeting.
The committee voted unanimously to submit ballot language for term limits for the city council to consider Tuesday, as well as open discussions concerning initiatives and referendums during the same meeting, with a vote on the issue not being taken until the first meeting in January.
For the 24th consecutive year, First Church of the Nazarene will give visitors a step-by-step account of the birth, life and death of Jesus â€” all from the comfort of their automobiles.
FCN's annual Drive-Through Nativity, which annually draws thousands of visitors from across West Texas, will be held Friday through Sunday at the church, located at 1400 Lancaster.
Event times are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. Admission is free, although donations (which go toward future Nativity expenses) will be accepted, said C.J. Ward, church secretary.
It's almost time to turn Comanche Trail Park into a Christmas wonderland again.
The 14th annual Festival of Lights, featuring hundreds of lighted attractions ranging from poinsettias to oversized Christmas cards, is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors to this year's run, which starts Dec. 15 at the city park.
The event, which concludes Dec. 31, is free to the public, although donations, which ensure the event's continued operation, will be greatly appreciated, said Howard Stewart, who has helped take over day-to-day oversight of the festival from long-time director Pat Simmons.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JAMES DAVID KRAMER, 25, of 3911 Rice Rd., was arrested Tuesday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (two counts).
â€˘ CASEY LYNN SMITH, 18, of 1603 Cardinal, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, failure to appear (three counts) and failure to use a safety seat system for a child (two counts).
A Big Spring man was arrested late last week on a charge of injury to a child â€“ serious bodily injury after a 2-year-old victim was taken to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center with a broken leg.
Joseph Contreras, 20, was arrested Friday at a relative's home in the 1600 block of Virginia after officials with the SMMC emergency room became suspicious of the child's injuries and called law enforcement officers.
The trial date for a Big Spring man accused of possessing a â€śrape kitâ€ť with intent to commit aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault has been set for mid-January, according to officials with the 385th District Court in Midland.
Juan Jose Guerra, 49, of 1 Courtney Place, was arrested April 28 in Midland after law enforcement officials were notified the suspect was acting suspicious. According to officials, the area in which Guerra was arrested â€” the 1500 block of Idlewild â€” is frequented by children, with several dance and gymnastics academies nearby.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ KRISTI LYNN SIX, 40, of Midland, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while intoxicated â€“ third or more offense.
â€˘ RUBEN CISNEROS, 34, of Fort Worth, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ DANELLE CHRISTINE OVERTON, 23, of 1503 Lincoln, was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana â€“ two ounces or less.
â€˘ JESSE MARTINEZ, 42, of 107 Becker Rd., was arrested Monday on a charge of theft â€“ shoplifting.
Thousands of Big Spring residents were treated to a a mix of patriotism and holiday spirit during Saturday's 25th Annual Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
Despite blustery, cool weather, crowds lined Gregg and Scurry streets to view the more than 40 entries that constituted the lineup for this year's event.
â€śThings went great,â€ť Herald Publisher Ron Midkiff said. â€śThe entries were really top-notch. I say this every year, but I really believe this was the most successful Christmas parade yet.â€ť